My Personal Assets Map

Berlotte I Antoine
Posted September 30, 2015 from United States

I always dream that I could live longer to learn a lot of things that appears taboo for a woman to learn according to some people. Although, a lot of thins had changed from where I was younger because a lot of women are now studying fields that were predominantly for men. I always had this idea that the mind can learn anything regardless of the sex and I still believe that. I possess several skills that I can use for myself but also for the community. For example, I can speak more than one languages. Language allows me to interact with people from countries that I never visited. The connection with these people increase my knowledge in a lot of things that I would probably never get access to if I was unable to interact with those people. I also use language to assist people who are looking for services in my community. I also like to help people find resources because it is not easy for everybody to know everything in the community. My experience had revealed me that not every one knows how to access the resources that are available without the assistance of others. Being able to guide someone in my community is one of the most important things I could do, especially when someone is in need.

When I am interacting with people in my community, I feel safe for the most part. From what I understand, the street at night time is definitely not too safe for a woman. I try to use my wisdom to know when and where to display certain behaviors because I try not to offend people who might not share similar idea. I use the internet a lot when I need information and sometime I will ask someone to share ideas with me. Some people are reliable and willing to help and will welcome any opportunity to help. Some people also are very kind and will do everything to assist me.

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Dr Ghada Amer
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

Dear Berlotte

yes i also have the same idea like you "that the mind can learn anything regardless of the sex " unfortunately in some places in the world, some communities try to make young girls to believe that, there is a fields that they can not enter it, because they are girls! so they live and die without even trying, this make the community to lose mind which can make real good change this is really something we need in this gathering to focus on it to change ,

all best

Ghada

zizou
Oct 02, 2015
Oct 02, 2015

Dear Berlotte 

i tottaly agree with you ; learning is not about sex it's about willing and working for it and you are a proof of that you have acheived what you wanted , you are a source of inspiration for many women, and there something i keep saying it and defending it :educating young girls is unquestionable it is a priority for a nation to progress ,

I'm really touched by your story and i encourage you to move on in what you do no matter what people say to you and be sure that you are not alone :)

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 06, 2015

Hello Berlotte,

I speak four different ethnic languages. Something I like and wish I could learn more. Many people who cannot communicate in their natinal language find it hard to talk to other thats why learning an extra language (theirs) helps. I like your mention of speaking a different language connects you with other people, thats a great talent and a good skill of communication. 

Wish you all the best,

Warm regards,

Rosemary.

HodaK
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 07, 2015

Dear BERLOTTE

Thank you for sharing with us the importance of having an extra skill in life, whether it is a language skill or other, a skill is always an asset to have, and for us women having this additional skill can indeed open up new opportunities. 

As you rightly mentioned having language skills can also be beneficial to assist others who may not speak the main language of the country and need assistance with finding resources. 

Sharing ideas with others is also particularly interesting as again this will lead to a new discoveries.

Well done for sharing your skills and time with others who are in need of assistance!

Best wishes

Hoda

Thank you for sharing with us the importance of having an extra skill in life, whether it is a language skill or other, a skill is always an asset to have, and for us women having this additional skill can indeed open up new opportunities. 

As you rightly mentioned having language skills can also be beneficial to assist others who may not speak the main language of the country and need assistance with finding resources. 

Sharing ideas with others is also particularly interesting as again this will lead to a new discoveries.

Well done for sharing your skills and time with others who are in need of assistance!

Best wishes

Hoda

Ashanti
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

I really love your dream my dear which is what I am working on also. To help others who need our assistance I pray God give you long life knowledge and sponsors to fulfil ur goals and dreams more courage you know interaction is one of the best method to achieve in life.